Calif. Contracts No Longer Set in Stone

By Scott D. Rogers and Theodore K. Klaassen A new California Supreme Court ruling involving the terms of a real estate loan has reversed the settled law of the last...
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The Foreclosure Crisis and Legal Change

By Karl E. Geier With the “housing collapse” and the ensuing “foreclosure crisis” behind us, it is time to assess the myriad changes in the law of mortgage lending and...
CPP Investments, Greystar Real Estate Partners

The Hospitality Industry Post-COVID: Finding a Path Forward

By Sam Newman and Gabrielle Cuskelly The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has wrought dramatic economic disruption affecting the business and leisure travel markets. Occupancy rates throughout California hotels collapsed, and occupancy...
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Retail Double Whammy

By John Cumbelich The suburban shopping center business is not in crisis. But the simultaneous presence of two unsettling dynamics in the industry are unraveling once proven assets, and stunting new development. The...
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California Opportunity Zone Funds: A Developing Compliance Landscape

By Michael Halloran As innovative as California is, there’s one key area the state could better improve in and can’t afford to be in last place for: Opportunity Zones. ...
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McNellis: Is it a Wee Downturn?

After all, paraphrasing that famous philosopher, Yogi Berra: “Ninety percent of a recession is half mental.” By John McNellis It is a well-established law of cartoon physics that characters may walk...
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Tenant Files Bankruptcy?

By Tracy Green You receive a phone call telling you that one of your tenants just filed a bankruptcy. What should you do? The discussion below provides a general overview...

McNellis: Hazardous to Whom?

By John McNellis Trying to find an exchange property over the last 30 days has had us tire-kicking a passel of old shopping centers, a few worth the renovation. Each...

McNellis: On Private Equity and Real Estate

By John McNellis “Behind every great fortune lies a great crime,” Honore de Balzac, the French novelist, supposedly claimed. While this may be true in France, (besides the tactical retreat,...
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California Already Created the Tools for Us to Tackle the Housing Crisis

Spread the Word: California Already Created the Tools for Us to Tackle the Housing Crisis Right at Home. Let’s Start Using Them. In following with the sentiments outlined in “Solving...

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